When visualisations are removed from the real world, for example when shared on FaceBook or Linked in, there's danger that they become an amusement, sometimes trivialising what could be serious and impactful content.
In other cases information is simply hard to find when and where you need it.
GoGoViz addresses both these issue by using AR and GeoLocation technology to situate information and visualisations in the real world.
There are several examples included in the video such as finding heritage locations visually and translating information about them in to one of over fifty languages available.
The application also provides a unique way to enable story-telling by letting users to create, and share their their own visualisations which can then be viewed and interacted with by other users.
Pretty much everything in the video is real and working on the device... although with plenty of hacks and bandages. Please don't judge the code quality :)
Front end includes working: AR, GeoLocation, Maps and Translation.
Back end includes working REST API for querying data and adding user data like comments and observations.
A Note on Git Repos
Note two git repos one for backend, one for frontend. Front-end is linked in the URL but both given here:
Groovy, Grails, Gradle, Docker, Unity, ARCore, MapBox, Yandex
Several example applications provide users access to information using location and visual markers. When combined with the translation feature this provides a powerful story about how data can support Australia's multi-cultural society.
In create mode GoGoViz doesn't just tell a story it allows users to create and share their own stories! Watch the video to find out more!
There are a number of data sources used in GoGoViz. The Backend exposes REST APIs for searching the National BOM observation data and VIC Free WIFI Point data. The FrontEnd directly access Ballarat Council data like BBQ data. Other data sets have excerpts embedded in the front end but are not exposed via backend, examples include Interest and Engagement with Science dataset and Central Highlands Art Atlas.
A full set of datasets with links, etc, is available in the GovHack portal.
Evidence of Work
Victorian War Heritage Inventory
Description of Use: Used for war heritage data provided to AR visualiser.
Central Highlands Arts Atlas
Description of Use: Details on various art/heritage locations in Ballarat.
Rainfall and temperature forecast and observations - verification 2016-05 to 2017-04
Description of Use: Use to show photographs such as property locations or historic photograph with weather overlaid based on real observed data.
Description of Use: Used to allow community members to find barbeques!
Popular Baby Names 2017
Description of Use: To support GoGoViz visualisations that are a little more on the fun side.
VicFreeWiFi Access Point locations
Description of Use: To support GoGoViz users with finding a affordable and fast way to access the internet in order to access the rich visualisations possible on the platform.
Australians' Interest and Engagement with Science
Description of Use: One of the "many" data sets that drive GoGoViz's ability to create and share contextualised data visualisations.
National Drugs Strategy Household Survey
Description of Use: The data source can be leveraged by users of the GoGoViz platform to create their own visualisations and share their own thoughts and stories.
Work Life Made Easy
Bounty: Making open data more open.
Ballarat Open Innovation Challenge
Telling Stories with Data(.Vic)
Victorian Multicultural Atlas